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Who We Are?
Chapel of Rock
Chapel of Rock is a UK based publishing company owned by the successful music writer Chris Goulstone. With over a thousand copyrights to his name, Chris Goulstone's experience in the world of production music is second to none having countless prestigious placements in film and television globally during his career as a composer.
Chapel of Rock was established to build on this strong foundation with a select team of writers and session musicians with distinctive pedigrees in the industry.
Chapel of Rock produces a broad palette of the highest quality production music, typically with a hard hitting rock edge that characterises the Chapel of Rock ‘house sound’, which we are proud to offer through our extensive network of sub-publishers around the globe.
Works are produced from Sambourne House Studios in South West England nearby the historic cities of Bath and Bristol as well as the iconic Glastonbury Festival – an area of the UK renowned for being a hotbed for musical talent and creativity. The Chapel of Rock ethos centres around end to end quality and integrity whereby all work is composed, recorded, mixed, edited and mastered in house to deliver the high end product the market demands.
From use in sports and promos through to epic drama, the Chapel of Rock team are confident that you will find the right soundtrack to complement and enrich any production.
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Sambourne House Studios
Sambourne House Studios
Sambourne House was built in 1800 for Henry Wansey, a prominent english clothier, on his marriage to his cousin Elizabeth with whom he went to go on to have 14 children.
Henry wrote about poor social conditions in England and travelled extensively in America after Independence and is said to have taken tea with George Washington.
Sambourne House has undergone extensive restoration and renovation, bringing it back to its former glory. Sambourne House Studios comprises three sound editing suites, five live recording areas and two control rooms.
Producing TV and Film music for over twenty years with over 100 albums to his name, Chris works from Sambourne House Studios, providing cutting edge tracks for shows around the globe.
Neil Taylor has enjoyed, and continues to have, an illustrious career as a session guitarist recording with many major artists such as Robbie Williams, Tears For Fears, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Rod Stewart & Trevor Horn to name a few. A significant and valued contributor to the Chapel of Rock library - Neil has many tracks released on the CHR label.
During his career Gus Isidore has played with many top artists including, Peter Gabriel, Peter Green, Marc Bolan, Phil Lynott and Seal with whom he co-wrote the platinum multi-million selling "Seal 2" album, including "Prayer for the Dying", for which Gus received a BMI Award. Gus continues to collaborate with Seal and is fresh from touring and recording in 2020 with such notable gigs as Rio Rocks inspiring his production music repertoire for Chapel of Rock.
Dayv Knott specialises in extreme genres of production music - various metal & punk styles, often utilising more "extended range" 7 & 8 string guitars. Dayv has co written production music with established production music composer Chris Goulstone.
Chris Bell - drummer, producer, composer - has collaborated with Chris Goulstone on a number of Chapel of Rock releases. Chris has played with the Thompson Twins, Gene Loves Jezebel, Plant / Page, Big Country, Theatre of Hate and former Strangler frontman, Hugh Cornwell.
In a career spanning over 50 years Keith has recorded multiple albums, played acoustic guitar on Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ album, appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and gigged solo all over the UK and Europe supporting acts such as The Who, King Crimson, Ten Years After, Argent, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, The Kinks and Roxy Music. A legendary live performer Keith has a popular following and continues to release commercially to critical acclaim, Chapel of Rock is justly proud to count him among our high calibre writing roster.
James Christian Hepher
James Christian Hepher - a new talented writer for the Chapel of Rock label. Following his music technology degree, James first cut his teeth in the world of music as an assistant engineer to a producer recording at such legendary UK studios as Abbey Road and Rockfield honing his production and engineering skills ahead of releasing his own music. Specialising in electronic hybrid music he pushes the tools his uses beyond their limitations to create unique sonic landscapes.
Bill Liesegang, profilic composer of production music, has enjoyed a long prestigious career as a guitar player on albums, live performance and projects with such notable artists as Nina Hagen, David Bowie, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rod Stewart, Jack Bruce, Lemmy, Bruce Dickensen, Phil Manzanera and Stewart Copeland to name but a few.
Welcoming a master of sonics to the Chapel of Rock team. An award winning engineer and composer working out of most of the best studios left on planet Earth, Wes is on the Grammy P&E Wing Advisory Board and a regular reviewer for Mix magazine US & Prosound News. His expertise is a highly valuable asset to the Chapel of Rock artillery!
Bassist / composer and arranger notably performing with Led Zep at Live Aid in Philadelphia.
Session player extraordinaire having played with Paice Ashton and Lord, The Adverts, Robert Plant (4 albums) amongst many others. Now writing for Chapel of Rock and bringing his vast experience and musicology to the label.
Alex Veale is the front man and principal songwriter of UK rock band Tax The Heat who have released two charting albums that have gained wide critical acclaim. They have toured worldwide with a number of acts including Mott The Hoople, Black Star Riders, Thunder, Europe, Aerosmith, Terrorvision. Alex is a versatile writer and CHR release 'Rock Radio' showcases his melodic hook-laden writing at it's best.
Nick Evans and Jake Shillingford
Nick Evans and Jake Shillingford are a young award-winning writing team joining the Chapel of Rock roster.
Jake has scored six top 40 hits and toured for more than 20 years with orchestral ensemble My Life Story, while guitarist Nick has DJ’d the world’s biggest clubs, such as Pacha, Ministry of Sound and Eden.
Notable awards include:
- Best Electronic Music Track: UK Production Music Awards 2018
- Best Use of Production Music in Online, Viral & Ambient Advertising: Music & Sound Awards 2019
- Sensoria Pro Scoring Award 2013
It is such a joy working with Chris on his music. We share a passion for refusing to accept barriers between different music genres. I find the energy , imagination and therefore the new sonorities that Chris manages to harvest from the String Quartet really inspiring. Notwithstanding the chances we have had , during our long career, to work with some of the most interesting musicians of our age , the Balanescu Quartet's collaboration with Chris Goulstone is one of the most enduring, fruitful and enjoyable of them all.